I am a wife, a mother of two awesome children, a full-time manager, and part-time vlogger, blogger, pattern designer and charity crafter. Our little family currently lives in Sunny South Florida with our feisty Miniature Pinscher, Cabo.
I learned about loom knitting in 2010 during a store product demonstration. The Knifty Knitter representative gave me a quick ten minute lesson which did not include how to close the hat because dinner time was quickly approaching and it was time to head out the door. I had to figure out the technique myself with the little booklet that's included in the kit. It wasn't terribly difficult but I knew that learning that step would have been easier if I could have seen the rep actually closing the loom knit hat. Once I got over that hurdle I was hooked! This was fail-proof knitting even with my attention disorder. I could imagine all the charities that could benefit from this craft. I was making hats while I watched TV, listened to the radio, rode along in the car (not driving) , sat in my backyard and enjoyed a clear afternoon.
I didn't go into full swing until early 2012 which is when I considered myself an actual loom knitter. I stepped off the hat train to discover a world of loom knit gear, accessories, home decor, and toys. Scarves gloves, dolls, pillows, and sweaters appeared in my horizon. I needed to teach others how easy it was for anyone to knit. I remembered how I had wished that I could have SEEN the rep finish the hat and so by 2013 I was on YouTube.
It has now become a big part of my business and my charitable work (an important part of who I am) because it lends itself for so many projects. I have been able to include them in my gift filled shoe boxes through Operations Christmas Child and to send them with missionaries to places like Russia where temperatures are unbelievably cold. I have taught others and they have given their local Humane Society blankets for pets, Afghans for wheelchair Veterans, and little hats to Hospital Nurseries for their premature babies, among so many others. It's the reason why I loom and teach loom knitting. I pray one day to make this my full-time work.
But until then visit my website at: LoomaHat.com
Make a litter of cute Tiny Kitty Cats. Make these little amigurumi kittens for you, your baby or as a toy kitty for your kitty. Add a bell and turn them into rattles.
The pattern includes a link to a how to video which gives you step by step instructions. This project is another great use for all that scrap yarn you have on hand.
These Tiny Teddy Bears are so super cute and so easy to make. The how to video gives you step by step instructions on how to loom knit the project from beginning to end. The pattern includes the basic bear and 3 accessories to help you add more personality to your Teddy
These little sweet dolls are so much fun to knit. The pattern is for advanced beginners to intermediate loom knitters. Some sewing is required but it's very basic. There is a quick link to a step by step video tutorial that guides you through each and every part of the doll making process.
I've compiled 10 of my favorite Loom Knit Stitch patterns. They include the Andalusian, Basket-weave, Bamboo, my original stitch the Celtic Knot, Double Diagonal, Double Moss, Farrow, Interrupted Rib Stitch, and the Linen. To make things even easier every pattern includes a step by step video tutorial. Warning these patterns are not written in a conventional manner. They're meant for beginners.